Stefano Manzi is a motorcyclist from Italy. He was the first of his countrymen to earn a motorbike racing license, and he has won several national and international races for motorbikes and dirtbikes. He was born in 1948 in Cesenatico, Italy and has won the national championship for motorbikes in 1986 and was also the first rider in the country to do a solo speed-chase in a 250cc bike.
Stefano started with motocross, and in 1980 he became the first rider in his country to win the championship for the streetbikes. But in 1983 he joined the Yamaha team, where he remained until 1992, when he took over as a professional rider. He stayed with Yamaha through much of his career, racing both motocross and dirtbikes. During that time he also raced for several other companies, and also held the first three world titles for his country in motocross.
With his success in the motocross world, it is no surprise that Stefano moved into the field. In addition to his Yamaha years, he also raced for Ducati, and was part of the Ducati crew in their early days. But his most notable period with Ducati was the 1980s, when he won the title for both the motocross and dirtbikes categories. After that he did some racing in the MotoGP category of motorbikes, but he never won anything big in that category, which was dominated by Yamaha and Honda. However, he did win the premier class in both categories, which gave him a great deal of respect in the paddock.
Stefano is now riding his own company, named after him. It is a new company in that it was not based on a previous company and has no ties to one another. The Manzi name is, however, widely recognized in Italy, and its products are known around the world. They have been in the motorcycle racing business for a long time, and many of the names in the paddock are fans of this company.
Stefano is riding an eight-year-old bike, but the Italian media reported that he had just recently bought a new one. The bike he is riding is a Motopress.
In some of his past interviews, Stefano has mentioned that he is in the process of building another four-year-old motocross bike. but that it has not yet been built.
In 2020, Stefano is due to compete in the GP San Remo racing in Italy. This will be his first race in the Italian grand Prix circuit, and he is expected to do very well.
If he wins in San Remo, that would be his third grand Prix in a row, and he will have won the second of those. He is likely to win the championship in motocross too, and may well become the first Italian in the GP racing, the first since Luigi Filippi in 1970.
Stefano won the first ever GP San Remo on a Suzuki and then went on to win the next one, on a Yamaha. He did very well on the Yamaha and the Suzuki, winning the latter two, but lost to Marco Simoncelli. in the final round.
When asked about his future plans, Stefano said that he had not yet made a decision. He said that he may go for more races on the Motopress and perhaps one or two on the Honda, or maybe another dirtbike.
It appears that Stefano may want to move up to another category altogether. But for now, he remains to be in the MotoGP category, but is very proud of his position in it and his position in the sport.
“I am very happy with the bike I am riding and what I have achieved so far. I have many more years of motorcycling ahead of me”, said Stefano.